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A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of the cottage

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holmes Beach cottage description

Welcome to our Cottage! If you are looking for a simple, quiet, stress-free place to enjoy the beach, this is it. It's not a fancy condo-- no long hallways, distant parking, elevators, or crowds-- and there are no streets to cross to reach the beach.

The cottage was constructed in 1912 or so, as a caretaker's home for a larger house which is now gone. It has been carefully maintained and updated, but has retained the charm of a bygone era.

The interior walls are heart pine, and so are the floors, refinished by hand. Furnishings have been chosen for comfort-- a rattan recliner and matching sleeper sofa in the living room, dining table with leaf (in case you would like to have a guest or two for supper), and king size bed in the bedroom

The cottage is shaded by ancient Australian pine trees and has a comfortable screened porch for a front-row view of the sunsets and stars. With the windows open at night, you can hear the surf!

Walk directly out the screen porch door, and down to the beach--no streets to cross. Or, sit out on the patio and enjoy your coffee and newspaper, or cocktails. Our guests tell us that the best part of the patio area, (besides the view) is it's size-- plenty of room for spreading out.

We are located a block away from the Cafe on the Beach, convenient for all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts, quick lunches, and relaxing dinners. The beach-front playground is a block and a half away. Take the free trolley and see the rest of the island.

The other side of this duplex, which is a little smaller is also available. Ask about our other garden-side units-- our place is perfect for family reunions, or friends traveling together.

Keywords: Cottage/Duplex

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa with pillow top mattress in living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes, glasses, pots, pans and utensils supplied for vacation cooking. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Owner supplies two rolls of paper towels and starter bottle of dish soap....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Toaster, coffee maker, and blender are also provided....moreless

          • Stove:

            Apartment-size 4 burner stove with oven....moreless

          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Assigned parking, with extra spaces available on side street...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Individually controlled air conditioning and heat. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Rattan sofa, recliner, easy chair, coffee table. ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Our vintage duplex cottage was constructed in 1912 and has been lovingly maintained. It has an old Florida feel, with knotty pine paneled walls, floors, and ceilngs. French doors from the living area open onto the screened porch and face the beach. Enjoy morning coffee on the porch and watch the nesting green herons, white egrets, osprey and stately grey heron have their breakfasts of fresh-caught fish. In the evenings, see all the stars in the sky, away from city lights....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Gulf-front patio with table, chairs and umbrella, located under swaying pine trees....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Shared screened porch facing the Gulf...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill on gulf-front patio...moreless

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    French doors and screened porch face the beach for perfect sunset viewing. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $145
                  $950
                  Winter 2014-2015
                  Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $210
                  $1,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  Deposits or rental payments are non-refundable unless owner is able to re-book entire stay. See rental agreement for complete terms and conditions. During Winter Season, on occasion there are stays of less than one week available between longer bookings. The nightly rate will apply during those circumstances. Special Rates apply Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

                  Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. One-three week stay: Check pymt: $150 check in addition to rent, due @ reservation, check held un-cashed and returned if no cancellations or damages; rent due 15 days in advance. Credit card pymt: $150 charged @ reservation , bal. due 15 days in advance, damages/cancellations billed to card. Call/email for info regarding longer stays.


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                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1983

                  About: Hi! Our family owns the Bamboo Apartments and Cottage. This is a picture of my mom and me. My grandparents purchased the adjoining lot in 1971, constructed two duplexes, and moved down from Tampa for retirement. When the Cottage became available in 1983, my parents purchased it. We love the Island, and have many years of happy memories-- sailing, fishing, playing cards, and napping in the sun. My husband and I have three sons, so there is a fourth generation ready to take the helm!

                  Why Holmes Beach:
                  Our family chose to purchase the Cottage because there was no way we could resist! The property is huge, and has the most magnificent view of the beach, especially at sunset, and of course, we loved the neighbors (my grandparents). We live in Tampa, but visit the Island every weekend, and it is a quick trip, about an hour. The Island has an unspoiled small-town charm--like Mayberry but with sand and sun! No matter how short your stay on the Island, it will refresh your spirit.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Our cottage offers simple peace and quiet, with sunny or shady spots on the patio facing the beach. The patios are nestled in a native Florida meadow, complete with blanket flowers, railroad vine, and sea oats-- it's a trip to the past, when life was much simpler. When families visit, the patio area is a favorite of the older crowd, since it is shielded from the wind and sun, and it has a horseshoe court. The screened porch is a great place for morning coffee and the newspaper, afternoon snacks, or evening refreshments.


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                  Photos

                  • A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of the cottage

                    A perfect spring morning on the beach in front of the cottage

                  • The cottage with screened porch as seen from the dunes- unit is on the right.

                    The cottage with screened porch as seen from the dunes- unit is on the right.

                  • Living area with view of the beach through the french doors and screened porch.

                    Living area with view of the beach through the french doors and screened porch.

                  • Dining area with seating for four.  It was a bright day when I took this photo!

                    Dining area with seating for four. It was a bright day when I took this photo!

                  • Comfortable bedroom with king-size bed.  Open the windows & hear the surf.

                    Comfortable bedroom with king-size bed. Open the windows & hear the surf.

                  • Two of the four patios, with the path to the beach through the dunes.

                    Two of the four patios, with the path to the beach through the dunes.

                  • The screened porch as seen from 38th Street-- hurry back!

                    The screened porch as seen from 38th Street-- hurry back!

                  • Our cottage from 38th Street- unit is on the left of the duplex in the photo.

                    Our cottage from 38th Street- unit is on the left of the duplex in the photo.

                  • Here's the view of the beach from the shared screened porch.

                    Here's the view of the beach from the shared screened porch.

                  • Kitchen and dining area-- perfect for cozy suppers.

                    Kitchen and dining area-- perfect for cozy suppers.

                  • Patio area and native Florida meadow. Night and green herons nest in the pines.

                    Patio area and native Florida meadow. Night and green herons nest in the pines.

                  • One of our beautiful sunsets, seen from the patio--a new show every night!

                    One of our beautiful sunsets, seen from the patio--a new show every night!

                  VRBO #77482

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Monday, February 03, 2014

                  $145 - $210 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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